Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


'Super Size Me' filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dies at age 53

The documentary recounted his 30-day regimen of eating nothing but McDonald's food. It became an anthem of sorts for critics who faulted fast-food chains for their contribution to America's obesity epidemic.


Wendy's names Abigail Pringle U.S. president

The fast-food burger chain reconfigured its leadership team again, bringing back the U.S. president position 17 months after it was eliminated. E.J. Wunsch was named president of international.

Reality Check: You wouldn't believe what passed for acceptable in earlier iterations.

The full-service veteran was named this year's winner of the Gold Plate award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).

Restaurant Rewind: Here's why several prominent chain CEOs got a firsthand exposure to prison foodservice.

A one-time East Coast Navy man trained to sink submarines, he found success in the Midwest selling another sort of sub.

As the first location of the eatertainment concept prepares to open this week, this veteran of the segment is looking to grow his multi-brand portfolio under the umbrella Joy Trade. He's on the hunt for acquisitions.

A fan of simply prepared fresh seafood, the CIA grad was a pioneer in the American regional cuisine boom of the 1980s and an early proponent of "casualizing" fine dining.

Executive Summary: Gavin Felder is Smoothie King's new chief financial officer and Nick Scarpino was elevated to marketing chief at Portillo's, plus more restaurant executive news of the week.

Deno has spent 12 years with the Outback Steakhouse owner including the past five as CEO. The company's board is searching for his replacement.

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